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Walter Deane correspondence. 1885-1929 (inclusive)


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Walter Deane Papers. Archives, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University Herbaria.

Walter Deane was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 23, 1848. He attended Harvard College (Class of 1870) and became a teacher at St. Mark’s School in Southboro, Massachusetts, and later at the Hopkinson School in Boston. He married Margaret Chapman Coolidge in 1878, and they moved to Cambridge shortly thereafter. His interest in botany began to develop around 1880, and after he gave up teaching in 1895, he led small classes in botany and worked for the Metropolitan Park Commission compiling a flora of the park system. He also had a keen interest in ornithology, working as a curator for William Brewster’s ornithological museum and assisting in the preparation of Brewster’s Birds of the Cambridge Region. Deane held no more paid positions after 1907, devoting himself to his own interests. He was a founding member of the New England Botanical Club and was very active in the local botanical community, helping with several floras and corresponding with a great number of botanists. For many years, he spent summers in Shelburne, New Hampshire. Deane died on July 30, 1930.

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Walter Deane Papers. Archives, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University Herbaria

Consists of letters and postcards written to Walter Deane from 51 correspondence wtih surnames starting with A-B, arranged alphabetically by sender. Letters are both botanical and personal in nature. Correspondents are: Harriette Abbott, Oscar Fay Adams, Glover Morrill Allen, Grenville F. Allen, John Alpheus Allen, Sarah C. Allen, American Museum of Natural History, Margaret G. Andrews, Lou M. Angiust, F. Brewster, The Atlantic Monthly Company, Florence Audubon, Maria R. Audubon, Bayard L. Peck (letter to F. Audubon), Maria R. Audubon, Elizabeth Babbitt, Eliza R. Bailey, J. Whitman Bailey, Margaret Emerson Bailey, Cecil Barnes, Mary King Barnes, Leon Barritt, Annie V. Batchelder; Amelia L. Sullivan (letter to A. Batchelder), Charles Foster Batchelder, Ernest Harold Baynes, Sam S. Bennett, A. Emerson Benson, Arthur Cleveland Bent, George Van Biesbroeck, Bird Lore Magazine, Sidney Fay Blake, William Henry Blanchard, Arthur Edmund Blewitt, A. Blish, Mary E. Booth, Boston Society of Natural History, Martha Getz Boyer, Ezra Brainerd, William L. Bray, James Henry Breasted, William Brewster, Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, Stewardson Brown, William Brown, Goerge Henry Browne, J. Quincy Brownell, Emily L. Bull, Edward Sandford Burgess, Benjamin Franklin Bush, and Steadman Buttrick

Walter Deane was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 23, 1848. He attended Harvard College (Class of 1870) and became a teacher at St. Mark’s School in Southboro, Massachusetts, and later at the Hopkinson School in Boston. He married Margaret Chapman Coolidge in 1878, and they moved to Cambridge shortly thereafter. His interest in botany began to develop around 1880, and after he gave up teaching in 1895, he led small classes in botany and worked for the Metropolitan Park Commission compiling a flora of the park system. He also had a keen interest in ornithology, working as a curator for William Brewster’s ornithological museum and assisting in the preparation of Brewster’s Birds of the Cambridge Region. Deane held no more paid positions after 1907, devoting himself to his own interests. He was a founding member of the New England Botanical Club and was very active in the local botanical community, helping with several floras and corresponding with a great number of botanists. For many years, he spent summers in Shelburne, New Hampshire. Deane died on July 30, 1930


Volume Senders A, 1885-1929
Year 1885
Pages 125
Possible copyright status Public domain. The BHL considers that this work is no longer under copyright protection.
Language English
Call number deane_field_co_A
Digitizing sponsor IMLS
Book contributor Harvard Botany Libraries
Collection biodiversity; Harvard_University; harvardbotanylibraries

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